We had to get from Cuzco to Puno for the last adventure – Lake Titicaca. It is a bit of a drive, so we took a tour bus that stopped along the way.
St. Peter Apostle’s church at Andahuaylillas (which means red clay)It was covered in gold inside. This was done by the Spanish when they were trying to Evangelize the Incans, because the Incans worship the sun and gold.
Third stop was lunch in Sicuani
Then we finally reached Lake Titicaca – The World’s highest navigable lake. 60% of the lake is Peru & 40% is Bolivia. Yes, that is smog sitting in the air. We were told the rainy season helps to clean it out, but we are here in the dry season.
The name Titicaca comes from the two native languages. Titi – Puma/cat in Cetchua. Kaka- means stone in Haymara. Stone Puma. The lake is also in the shape of a Puma…sort of 😉
It is fresh water & second biggest lake in South America (first is in Venezuela)
We visited the floating islands first. They are really like big floating mattresses made of reeds.
We start heading back towards Lima and then home the next couple of days. I couldn’t have asked for a better trip so far – although I can’t wait to see Bennie The Dog and run!